A triangle has corners A, B, and C located at #(7 ,3 )#, #(4 ,8 )#, and #(3 , 4 )#, respectively. What are the endpoints and length of the altitude going through corner C?
The answer is (5.5,5.5)
this an isosceles triangle, you can show it by calculating the
So the midpoint of the base should be the altitude since it will also be the perpendicular bisector.
Now subtracting point A from B
You will find the horizontal a d vertical separation to be (3,-5)
half these separation, (1.5, -2.5), add to B(4,8) or subtract fromA(7, 3)
And get the point (5.5,5.5) this is the altitude of our isosceles triangle...